Mr. Nielsen is a Principal at Hansen, Allen & Luce, Inc. (HAL) and serves as Project Manager or Project Engineer for water resources engineering projects. Since 1999 he has specialized in water resource investigation and analysis. Lance’s expertise in groundwater characterization, well siting evaluation, well design and development, and regulatory compliance related to well drilling and operation has helped several water systems with the development of new water sources and the maintenance of existing sources. Lance has design experience for municipal water system facilities including pipelines, storage tanks, pump stations, and arsenic removal treatment and has completed master planning for gravity and pressurized utility systems. He has completed Drinking Water Source Protection (DWSP) evaluations for more than 245 groundwater sources and has provided regulatory review for the DWSP program under the direction of the Utah Division of Drinking Water. He is a Level 1 and 2 Certified On-Site Wastewater Professional in the State of Utah and has performed several septic system density analyses for the protection of groundwater aquifers.
Mr. Nielsen is a member of the American Water Works Association and has served on various committees or as committee chair for more than eight years. He has also served as the Association Chair for the Utah On-Site Wastewater Association. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University. He is a two-time recipient of the HAL Technical Excellence Award.